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Quebec Rafting Trip. Melissa Lavery. Table of Contents. Facts Itinerary Distance Travelled Equipment Lists Food Groups Menu Plan Instructors History Group Interactions Facility Analysis Literature Appendices References . Facts. 11 Rafts 2 Buses 1 Truck and trailer Weather :

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quebec rafting trip

Quebec Rafting Trip

Melissa Lavery

table of contents
Table of Contents
  • Facts
  • Itinerary
  • Distance Travelled
  • Equipment Lists
  • Food Groups
  • Menu Plan
  • Instructors
  • History
  • Group Interactions
  • Facility Analysis
  • Literature
  • Appendices
  • References
facts
Facts
  • 11 Rafts
  • 2 Buses
  • 1 Truck and trailer
  • Weather:
      • Nights can drop below 0
      • Days can be 20+ degrees
      • As low as 5 degrees and rainy
      • Jacques Cartier’s waters are frigid
  • 6 Days
  • Date:
      • Sunday Sept. 28th– Friday Oct. 1st
  • 3 Rivers:
    • Gatineau River, Lower Rouge River, Jacques-Cartier River
  • 60+ Students
  • 6 Instructors
itinerary
Itinerary

Day One

  • 7:00 am – Leave Algonquin College
  • 11:00am – Put-in @ Gatineau River
  • 4:00pm – Take out
  • 6:30pm – Dinner
  • 10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!
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itinerary

Day two

7:00am – Breakfast/ Tear down camp

8:00am – Put-in @ Gatineau River

12:00pm – Depart for Nouveau Monde

7:00pm – Q&A

10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!

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Itinerary

Day Three

  • 7:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:00am – Put-in @ Lower Rouge
  • 12:00pm – Take out
  • 2:00pm – 7 Sisters Hike
  • 5:00pm – Dinner
  • 7:00pm – SRT Ropes
  • 10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!
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Itinerary

Day five

  • 7:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:00am – Run Jacques Cartier
  • 12:00pm – Take out
  • 1:00pm– SRT Exams
  • 5:00pm – Dinner
  • 10:00pm – LIGHTS OUT!
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itinerary

Day six

7:00am – Breakfast/ Camp Tear Down

8:00am – Run Jacques Cartier

12:00pm – Depart for Pembroke

6:00pm – Arrive in Pembroke

distance travelled
Distance Travelled
  • Gatineau River Day one and two
  • From Put-in to Take-out: 8km
  • Lower Rouge Day three and four
  • From Put-in to Take-out: 7km
  • Jacques Cartier Day five and six
  • From Put-in to Take-out:6.5km
equipment list
Equipment list
  • In a small day-pack, pack all the things you need for the day; to be carried with you in the bus, under the seat – keep it compact
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Equipment list
  • In your backpack or duffle bag, pack extra layers and sleeping gear. This bag will travel in the back of a pick up truck or underneath the bus, so line everything with garbage bags. It will be inaccessible during the day and only unloaded at night.
instructors
Instructors
  • Corey HewittTrip Leader – Very encouraging leader, patient with guides in training.
  • Cameron Dube– Personable and dopesauce
  • Michelle Clifford – Knowledgeable and good at breaking down a skill
  • Alex Davy – Boisterous and seasoned, always looking to help
  • Tom Harding – Very knowledgeable, and constructive
  • Joseph Potozak – Very encouraging, confidence was infectious
history
History

Gatineau River

  • History told primarily by song
  • Used for 150 years by loggers
  • Legend of a drowned raftsman with red bonnet is 1st company’s namesake
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History

Lower Rouge River

  • Located halfway between Ottawa and Montreal
  • Named because of its red sandbanks
  • Largest body of water in the area
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History

Jacques-Cartier River

  • Settlers arrived by 1759
  • Protected by Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park
  • About 180km long
  • Used a lot by logging and agriculture industry
group interactions
Group Interactions
  • 2 People given leadership opportunities everyday (TL & ATL)
  • Big bonding moments for whole class
  • Work efficiently with meal groups
  • Everyone responsible for groups’ time management
  • Trust peers guiding through rapids
  • Sharing camping/shower facilities
  • Good morale important for rainy days
  • Positive reassurance during rafting
  • Collective learning
facility analysis
Facility Analysis

Gatineau River – Day 1 - 2

  • Bonnet Rouge Rafting
  • 215 Riviere Gatineau,
  • Sainte-Therese-de-la-Gatineau (QC)
  • J0X 2X0
  • 1(819)449-3360
  • Open concept camping in a small field just beside the take-out. Small family-run business. Provides clean water and bathroom facilities.
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Facility analysis

Lower Rouge River – Day 2 - 3

  • New World Center
  • 25 chemin des Sept Chutes, C.P. 100
  • Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec, J0V 1B0
  • 1(800)361-5033
  • More corporate company with larger facilities, including showers, pools and a large variety of activities. Designated camping areas.
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Facility analysis

Jacques Cartier River – Day 4 - 5

  • Excursions Jacques-Cartier
  • 860 Ch. Jacques-Cartier Nord
  • Stoneham et Tewkesbury, Quebec
  • G3C 1X8, Canada
  • Corporate company located in an expansive field beside a farm and a small ski hill. Many different activities. Washrooms and water provided.
literature
Literature

Things you should know before you go!

  • The Guides Guide – Augmented by William McGinnis, President and Owner, WhitewaterVoyages
  • The Whitewater Handbook by Bruce Lessels
  • Theory and Practice of Rivers (poetry) by Jim Harrison
  • Week on the Concord and Merrimac by Henry David Thoreau
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Literature

Things you should know before you go! Part 2

  • Visit www.rafting.com for State specific reading
  • See www.allaboutrivers.com for trip plans
  • For further information go to www.raftingamerica.com
references
References
  • http://www.raftingamerica.com/interior.php?page=guidebooks
  • http://www.bonnetrougerafting.com/BonnetRouge.php?id=Riviere&Lang=EN&smenu=Historique
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouge_River_(Quebec)
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